AlburyCity Short Story Award

The annual AlburyCity Short Story Award is open to entrants throughout Australia. Stories can be up to 3000 words. The theme was open this year and we had a record number of 187 entries! Thank you to everyone who entered. You made this a stiff competition and gave our judges hours of enjoyable reading.

And the winners are...

  • FIRST place: Jodie Kewley for To Say It
  • SECOND place: Roger Vickery for Detonators
  • THIRD place: Jean Flynn for Damaged Sole
  • Highly commended: Jane O'Sullivan for Spray
  • Highly commended: David Russell for The Statement

You can read the winning stories by clicking on the story links below.

Congratulations to all the entrants whose stories made the shortlist:

    • Haiku by Nellie Crawford, Fremantle, WA
    • Release by Valerie Volk, Novar Gardens, SA
    • Paper Boy by Susan Bennett, Warragul, VIC
    • Damaged Sole by Jean Flynn, Ballarat, VIC
    • Fire Dreams by Tessa Muskett, Broulee, NSW
    • Top Deck by Doug Bray, Brighton, VIC
    • To Say It by Jodie Kewley, Red Hill South, VIC
    • The Statement by David Russell, Mile End, SA
    • Portraiture by Luke Johnson, Keiraville, NSW
    • The Artist by Karen Whitelaw, The Hill, NSW
    • Laundromat CafĂ© by Ellen Rodger, Newtown, NSW
    • Bone Dry by Judi Morison, Thirroul, NSW
    • Detonators by Roger Vickery, Freshwater, NSW
    • Spray by Jane O'Sullivan, Maroubra, NSW
    • Fair Price by Margaret Betts, East Malvern, VIC

Read winning and highly commended entries in previous competitions here